Banjo Straps: Selection and Use
Banjo straps look similar to guitar straps. To keep the instrument stable and at an appropriate height, they are worn across the chest and over the shoulder. You can adjust most of them by one of the two methods. A buckle with a sliding strap is the most popular. It’s similar to backpacks. The loop button method is also popular. This gives the strap a modern, clean look, even if it isn’t worn with a shoulder pad. Although there are many materials that can be used to make straps, leather is the most common.
Many players attach the banjo strap by attaching the front end one bracket below their heel and the rear one bracket below their tailpiece. You can also use cradle straps or web straps. They can be threaded through all brackets. Because of the differences in weight between banjo types, it is suggested that cradle-straps be used with heavier instruments. It offers greater stability. There are kits that can be modified to fit a banjo with an existing guitar strap.
When shopping for a banjo belt, there are some things you should keep in mind. A leather strap is a good choice if you have trouble balancing your instrument. A leather strap is more stable than a synthetic one. It should be adjustable. Although most of them are adjustable, you may find one that isn’t. Consider a wide, cushioned strap that measures between 3 and 4 inches if your instrument is very heavy. This will reduce discomfort when worn for prolonged periods. Avoid elastic straps. Although it may sound cool, elastic straps are too flexible and can be a hassle rather than a convenient option.
There are many options available, so no matter what your style preference, you can find something that suits every budget, whether it’s modern and edgy, vintage and laid-back, or bejewelled and hand-tooled. It is important that you choose a strap that looks good. Copperpeace has a wide range of straps, from leather and hand-embroidered leather to leopard print and laces.